The Railways of the Islamic Republic of Iran (RAI) and Turkish State Railways (TCDD) held several meetings concerning different issues.
TEHRAN UIC RAME: Several meetings were held between Chairman of the Board and Director General of TCDD Mr. Ali İhsan Uygun; Chairman of the Board and Director General of TCDD Taşımacılık AŞ Mr. Hasan Pezük; Ambassador of I. R. of Iran to Turkey Mr. Mohammad Farazmand; Vice-Minister for Roads and Urban Development, Chairman of the Board and President of Railways (RAI) of I. R. of Iran, Mr. Saeid Rasouli; Vice-Presidents of RAI, Mr. Morteza Jafari and Mr. Mir Hassan Mousavi; Deputy Director Generals, Heads and Deputy Heads of Departments of TCDD and TCDD Taşımacılık AŞ on 12-13 January 2021 in the Directorate General of TCDD, Ankara.
Mainly, necessary steps to be taken for updating “Framework Agreement” on railway transportation signed in 1969, between Republic of Turkey and Islamic Republic of Iran were considered in the high-level meeting which was held in the Office of Director General of TCDD in 12 January 2021.
The first meeting of delegations to determine details of the outcomes of the high-level meeting was held under the moderation of Member of the Board and Deputy Director General of TCDD Mr. Metin Akbaş, at 11.00. Required actions to be taken for meeting the requirements of increasing freight transportation volume between two countries, and completion of the new railway connection project planned to be constructed were shared.
Details of freight and passenger transportation via railways between two countries were discussed in the second meeting held in afternoon under the moderation of Member of the Board and Deputy Director General of TCDD Taşımacılık AŞ Çetin Altun.
Minutes of the meetings including the written records of the decisions were signed by Chairman of the Board and Director General of TCDD Mr. Ali İhsan Uygun and Vice-Minister for Roads and Urban Development, Chairman of the Board and President of Railways (RAI) of I. R. of Iran Mr. Saeid Rasouli on 13 January 2021 in the Directorate General of TCDD.
Correspondent: Poupak Ashtari